Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady

2.2
#3 of 8 in Wildlife in Thekkady
Periyar Tiger Reserve provides a home for many rare, endemic, and endangered animals living in a protected environment. Encompassing 925 sq km (357 sq mi) and including two major rivers, this delicate ecosystem sits in the pristine landscape of the Pandalam and Cardamom Hills. Tigers, elephants, and the endangered Nilgiri tahr are just some of the creatures inhabiting the park. Take a boating trip to the Periyar Lake to see cormorants floating on the water's surface and elephants drinking from the misty shore. Check the website for boat tour times and bring binoculars to spot the wildlife easier. To visit Periyar Tiger Reserve and other attractions in Thekkady, use our Thekkady journey planning app .
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  • A lovely boat ride but with the sighting of only one elephant about a kilometre away, one mongoose and a few buffalo, it was disappointing..  more »
  • Forest walk in the morning, have seen a whole bunch of bison, monkeys, giant fets, deer e.t.c. The boat trip was seen again in the afternoon in a tense atmosphere! Were informed beforehand that the chance to see Tiger is as good as zero! So no disappointment!
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